OpenPOWER Supercomputing Recap Day Two: Innovating Across the Stack
INNOVATION ACROSS THE STACK DRIVES PERFORMANCE.
A recap of Day Two at SC15
Day Two at a glance,
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Day Two at SC15 covered several themes:
Removing the networking bottleneck with
Laying the foundations for the move to
The growing role of GPUs and FPGAs in
Such acceleration on a massive scale can
help solve many of today’s high-performance
computing problems like real-time
performance requirements, unstructured
data and extremely large data sets.
At SC15, OpenPOWER Foundation members
demonstrated how accelerators can
solve networking bottlenecks caused by
unprecedented volumes of unstructured data.
Yes it is, with InfiniBand from Mellanox.
• Mature and proven technology.
• Scales effortlessly in the cloud.
• Has the support of the InfiniBand Trade Alliance.
InfiniBand Interconnect advantages
• Proven and scalable for high-performance end-to-end connectivity.
• Flexible, supporting POWER, GPUs, and FPGAs.
• Standards-based, supported by large ecosystem.
• Offloading architecture, like RDMA and application acceleration engines.
• Converged I/O: compute, storage, and management on a single fabric.
• Backward and future compatible.
But to get there, we need to start seeing our
systems in new ways.
Take a broad view of the stack. If it’s integrated top-
to-bottom, you can customize the system to fit your
needs and get better performance than relying
solely on the chip.
And accelerators help us achieve that
specialization, with reprogrammable
FPGAs customized to your needs and
GPUs that slash the time it takes to
glean insights from data.
How much faster is GPU acceleration?
By embracing innovations driven
by the OpenPOWER Foundation’s
ecosystem, you can take advantage
of the full spectrum of acceleration
technology. Because for maximum
effect, accelerators must be
implemented across the stack.
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